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Cataract Diagnosis and Treatment

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Author : Dr Deepak Garg
Cataract diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosis for Cataract

Patients visit their eye doctors when they have vision difficulty. Your eye doctor would perform the following.

  • Refraction and visual acuity test First, we check your vision using Snellen’s Visual acuity chart. We also check your eye power and try to improve your vision by changing the eye power.
  • Slit Lamp Examination – Slit Lamp is an instrument that helps look at the front part of the eye. Here we can see the lens and stage, and type of cataract.
  • IOP Checkup – Before performing cataract surgery, it is essential to check the entire eye and make sure everything is normal. We thus also check the eye pressures. Increased eye pressures lead to a condition known as glaucoma.
  • A retinal examination – It’s essential that the retina is normal before cataract surgery. If the retina has certain conditions, then those may have to be treated before cataract surgery.

Treatment of Cataracts

Cataracts are treated by a surgical procedure. Here the opaque lens in the eye is removed and replaced by an artificial lens known as the Intraocular lens or IOL. Over the years, there have been significant improvements in the technology available to perform cataract-removal surgery.

Managing mild Cataracts without surgery 

In the initial stages of cataract, vision is not significantly impaired. One can do the following:

  • Make sure your eyeglasses or contact lenses are the most accurate prescription possible. This will enable you to see clearly despite the mild cataract.
  • Use a magnifying glass to read if you need additional help reading
  • Improve the lighting in your home with more or brighter lamps. Usually, brighter lights overcome the difficulties caused by early cataracts.
  • When you go outside during the day, wear sunglasses or a broad-brimmed hat to reduce glare.
  • Limit your night driving. One may see halos around the oncoming headlights. This can be blinding and make driving at night difficult and sometimes even dangerous.

5 reasons one may consider getting their cataracts treated

When to see a doctor for Cataracts?

In the olden days, a patient who could not see clearly would visit an eye doctor. The eye doctor would say that vision’s blurry because of a cataract, but the cataract is not ripe yet, and the patient will have to wait. Your doctor said this was due to the unavailability of technology to remove the cataract before it became mature or hard.

Your doctor can remove the lens inside the eye these days, even before a cataract. Thus the question. When should I get my cataract removed?

In the initial stages, vision may not be much affected. As cataracts advance – vision becomes blurry. Whenever an individual feels that daily activities, such as watching tv, reading newspapers, or driving, are becoming challenging, it might be time to visit an eye doctor. While your cataract may still be early, it may be a good idea to undergo a surgical procedure to get rid of your cataract and maintain your ocular health.

Also, in most cases, the delay does not particularly harm your eyes. However, it keeps you from having a clear vision.

Pro Tip: There is no right or wrong decision here. You may choose to get cataract surgery as soon as you have the slightest problem with the quality of your vision, or you may decide to wait. Either way is acceptable. You must remember that the quality of vision will only improve once you get your cataract surgery.

At Eye Solution, we offer exceptional care for cataract patients in Mumbai. Our team of experienced cataract specialists use advanced technology and techniques to provide patients with the best vision possible. If you’re searching for a reliable and trustworthy cataract specialist, look no further. Book an appointment now and experience the difference at Eye Solution, one of the top Eye Hospitals in Mumbai.

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